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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XZNnPmsDGY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL160rh2m_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZkXrzCaDT8

Not the greatest quality, but interesting from a historical angle.

OK, based on comments and further review I must warn those who haven't seen these yet: contained within is an extremely lack luster collection of old people looking like they'd rather be watching re-runs of Fantasy Island.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-01-22 15:26:36

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Interesting how they disguised themselves as the Grateful Dead just to get in to an Obama Inaugural Ball. I wonder if they got caught. That one guy kinda looked like a young Wilford Brimley, but maybe a little too tall. Did they get paid for that? Tax dollars? Ecch. I wretch.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

"The Dead" never seemed more apropos



($100 potentially for THAT???? yeah, good luck)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Hey - Maybe you can get these guys for your Wedding Band!!!

They already got Tuxes

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

my bride would have the divorce proceedings underway before bobby could utter the words "the wheel is turning..."

then again, i may stick a cake fork through my eardrums during the soundcheck

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Outstanding Wilford reference.

Ahhh, the good ol' days.

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Poster: Bob1959 Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video

Thank you for the link .. Yes the boys do look miserable, reminds me of a high school prom band , just sad ..

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I like it!!! thats another show for the history books, the great pyramids, the mid-atlantic inagurul ball!!!woodstock,terminal island!!!:) whats next??? the great wall of china??? go dead!!! yeah!!!

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

lol....I'm surprized that show didn't turn into Deer Creek Too, The Strat Sounds like a Fender From Limbo... Less Muleburgers, More Balloons. I'm really surprized Bobby wasn't wearing his Bolo Tie.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I hate to say it, but I knew I should not have clicked those links... better to remember things as there were in the 1990s and that's saying something.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

NC, I stand warned, and I aint clicking. *shudder* Time to listen to a '72 Morning Dew just to clear the IDEA out of my mind...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Whatever les paul and andre segovia did, these guys didn't. Those old bastards could still bust out the jams but the way the dude who looks like he was previsously the one called bob looked back to make sure they knew a change was coming and then anti-climatically jumped into the most mundane grooveless touchhead anthem was a bit much. I would rather see drooling jerry with 2 weeks of unwashed junkware buildup stumbling through the wrong lyrics than that. There was no "soul" in it if you ask me. Reminded me of a high school dance cover band honestly. Bill gates on bass was a blast though. Who the hell was the oddly obese fellow imitating the mexican dude?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 22, 2009 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

"the dude who looks like he was previously the one called bob"

lolololol

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Poster: patourkid Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Wow.....that was disheartening.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yoo Hoo! Whose got my Loose Lucy Lounge pass!!

Seriously, I'm going to hit craigslist and pay a couple of thousand for some of that (right after Bank of America hands me my share of the bailout).

Did you ever think you'd prefer Ratdog? Me neither.....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Yoo Hoo! Whose got my Loose Lucy Lounge pass!!

Yeah, I wonder if that dude on ebay ever sold those two floor seats in Greensboro for the $2500 he was asking for. After seeing this train wreck, I'm definitely cashing out my 401K and gassing up the Tour Wagon.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Ahhhhh!!! Make it stop!! (the poor quality is probably the recording device more than anything - at least lets hope).

Doesn't Warren look so natural in a tux? Like a long-haired hippie-penguin.

When are they going to change "Touch of Grey" to "Mostly Grey"?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Penguin.jpg
From Drop Box


"I've got your 'Touch of Grey' right here..."

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Holy crap Batman - that is totally effin' hysterical!! Thanks I needed to laugh until I pissed my pants.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Looks and sounds like it was recorded with a cell phone!

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 22, 2009 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video

Ouch! The outfits certainly don't do them any favors, and everyone except Bill and Mickey look pretty miserable. Let's hope they have more fun on tour.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

"It's even worse than it appears, but it's all right

Now this is some proper celebrating at the Green Inaugural Ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE4jQSEeP8g

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 22, 2009 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Here's my take...

I'll preface this by saying I won't be seeing them and will probably like to get updates on how they are playing setlists, ect. I hope they pull off the tour I really do.

As for this show, how can anyone place any value or review it in any way? This is a once in a lifetime gig in front of the President. I'd be crapping my pants. It's an inauguration so you really can't expect a new potato caboose. As for the tuxes, don't know too many people who would be without formal attire an a presidential inauguration. Plenty of time to crush these guys in a few months when they hit the road. Hopefully there will be no need but I really would put any stock positive/negative on this one.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

just remember - nobody has ever done what they did, at least not for me. They've done more for longer than any band there is or was. So just remember that. Even if everything is crap from here on out that's not going to change. It's just like Dylan. He's apparently done writing anything meaningful but does that change his monumental career?

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Hey UncleJohnnyD - It wasn't the music. I could not even hear the music over my gasp of horror.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I like how you put that, JOTS. The great things the GD have done can't be UNdone, just because of this...

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Poster: Thai Stick Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Not even gona watch it. Take your word for it and hang on to the good times. Head bowed and slowly walking away.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

i'm with you

couldnt bear to look after reading the posts

very very sad day

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I beg to differ re Dylan - I though his last 3 albums were all quite good and his recent compliation of outtakes/alternative takes from same period ended up in many critics Top 10 year end lists. Now, I understand as a performer he pretty much is a train wreck these days (haven't seen him since the 90s; luckily, last show I saw was outstanding and I'll just hang on to that memory).
At least Dylan is still releasing new material ....

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

" At least Dylan is still releasing new material .... "

yeah but isn't he still just doing standards and such vs. writing the material? Maybe I'm mistaken but that's what it's looked like since Time out of Mind.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I thought Modern Times was new compositions based on older songs. This discusses the "controversy"; that said, I still thought it was a very solid album:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Times_(Bob_Dylan_album)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Why do parenthesis and apostrophes wreak such havoc on here? Between "He Live's%$#AnperPrOSTaTE$%#$%"'s login and these broken links I wish they could fix the code on this. I'll go get a degree in HTML if I have to and offer to fix it myself.

Also has anyone new signed up and had to use a real email address and see a 'capcha' when they signed up? Apparently someone in another forum says that is the case but I never had too.... you could type donalduck@fuckyou.cum and you were free to harass and wreak havoc, anyone?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Ha! Frickin funny, dude.

Do you recall that when Helives was first coming around, I actually thought he was Smi2les because on the three different systems I used his name came up differently (re the shit you speak of)??!

What a dope on my part, but looking back, sorta funny.

He had to explain he wasn't changing his name each time he logged in to convince me.

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

maybe Dylan can be the keyboard player for the Dead... thinks he's jammin a 1969 Fender Rhodes these days.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

nevermind, I just looked it up. I guess he did write them although his last album is definately dubious to take songwriting credit on.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 22, 2009 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Wonder what the people in the crowd who never saw and heard the band in it's prime though... I shudder to think about it. A true PR nightmare. And again, who the hell was that ogre looking dude who kept staring over to see if it was ok to throw another lick on guitar in, like he was afraid he was interupting or something? Anyone notice that? Looks like they were nervous and trying out for the battle of the bands at a school for the retarded.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Hey JOTS--agreed it can never be undone.

But, as we were talking the other day about CREAM (so-so on the geezer circuit) and Winwood (GREAT on geezer circuit!), my take is that they have to at least hold their own (?) on original stuff, and look like they are still trying to do something new...

So, I can handle some decline in vocals (whoops, our boys didn't have far to fall we'd all admit!), and a little in playing (but not much).

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

hey Tell

I hear you man, and it looks like they may be turning into a State Fair act huh? Ratdog tried to do something " new" even if I don't particularily like their originals ( understatment ), Phil not so much new BUT did at least bring back the challenging interesting tunes like the 11. And his 99 lineup was really great stuff, better than the actuial band had done for a long time.

I wish they'd just you know what or get off the pot. If they're going to play together they should play together consistantly to build cohesivness, otherwise it just will sound sloppy I think. But hey, who am I to say what they should or shouldn'tdo?

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jan 22, 2009 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

From what I am reading no one is saying the videos of the performance have diminished what that have done in the past (I assume excluding 92-95), but certainly tarnishes what the are currently doing, and casts a dark shadow on the tour they are embarking upon.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Nice summation.

The videos are in no way a reflection of what they have produced in the past, but rather a potetially bad omen of what will be produced in the future.

Kind of like Jim Rice's last couple of seasons w/ the Sox.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

With Iggy Pop and Ringo Starr doing insurance ads on English tv and the Dead playing for Joe Biden, my touch of grey is turning white.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

That was truly disheartening. They sound more like a mediocre bar band than a bunch of guys with more than 40 years on the road experience under their taken-out-a-couple-of-notches belts. Maybe that's the trouble - they've been doing it too long and really they just don't want to be doing it anymore. And if that's that case, this lacklustre bunch of washed up old hasbeens have got a fucking nerve asking $100 a ticket. Really, what's the point?


Remember them this way:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mYmIu_njso4



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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Yep, I suppose this may just pull the rug out re:value...

If this gets out (hmmm), I think our stock just dropped.

Our collections were of debatable value yesterday, but with this to top it off, I think we better just put all those CDs and well stocked HDs back on the shelf.

Wonder if the Fillmore boxed set is selling for significantly less today (vis-a-vis verification of this thesis).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Good to see you around these parts again. Only sad that it takes something this disheartening to bring you out. Yeah, I can only hope that this "performance" was something they didn't really want to do in the first place and the actual tour will be significantly better. I know that this stream of effluvium is a far cry from the Obama show in PA this past fall, which wasn't too damn bad at all. Time will tell, but I'm definitely putting my wallet away until they prove themselves.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

and they certainly couldn't feed off the crowds energy.

The punch used to be spiked with LSD-25. It looks like
its spiked with Ambien and Avodart nowadays.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

"Ambien and Avodart"...very good.

I guess "Let my inspiration flow" is now referring to the prayer said before going to the urinal.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Here's some pics of the Mid-Atlantic Ball including several of The Dead.
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/drYbEqn8TA-/Mid+Atlantic+Inaugural+Ball/0C9mKehkRxb

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

There are four pics of them at the link I posted above. I'll save you the trouble of sorting through all of them.

Attachment: Mid_Atlantic_Inaugural_Ball_I1RJcgxIQzgl.jpg
Attachment: Mid_Atlantic_Inaugural_Ball_S6nbzd2A_nil.jpg
Attachment: Mid_Atlantic_Inaugural_Ball_Y7Lpn0lEp46l.jpg

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

And here is the 4th one.

Attachment: Mid_Atlantic_Inaugural_Ball_aeelrrRTw-Ml.jpg

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

I was afraid. Now i know why.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 22, 2009 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Bob's looking like Nick Nolte's mug shot, only with a beard.

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Did anyone really expect different?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Mabye not "different", but, good God, they could have at least popped a couple of No-Doz before hitting the stage.

I've seen more energy at the "Senior Night All-You-Can-Eat for $7" at the Old Country Buffet.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

Yea, I try to pick up chicks there as well.

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 22, 2009 6:57am
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Yuk ! The best looking thing on stage is Mickey's bass drum. Couldn't they get into their Nudie suits ?

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video...be afraid, very afraid

With Iggy Pop and Ringo Starr doing insurance ads on English tv and the Dead playing for Joe Biden, my touch of grey is turning white.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 22, 2009 9:16am
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Thanks, I think I just puked in my mouth a little.

SDH, the Penguin looks just like Warren....nice find.

The Grateful Dufii. I'm somewhat embarrassed by this video.....having second thoughts about the "value" of what we do here.:)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 22, 2009 11:09am
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This is like watching faces of death on acid, going to gross dot calm on your cell phone or slowing down to watch a fatal accident even though you are late for work...

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 22, 2009 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural Video

never heard them sounding so bad

wont be searching for the sbd (or aud)